I want Jean Claude’s story to go far and wide. The whole world should know just how detrimental it is to declaw.
Meet Jean Claude. This beautiful boy had been declawed when he was found. We don’t know when but we do know it was earlier on in his life. We certainly don’t know why.
Jean Claude found himself on the streets in his later life, he was approximately 11 when he was found. He had been on the streets for some time.
Imagine this: finding yourself out on the street, unable to catch any prey, unable to fend for yourself, unable to hunt to eat so you can stay alive. Getting skinnier and skinnier, slowly dying of starvation and all because someone decided to declaw you.
We rescued Jean Claude and promptly gave him IV fluids and medication. More importantly he was given good food on a daily basis.
Sadly it was already too late for him, we treated him with such care and tenderness but all those months of not eating properly had taken its toll on his frail body and he died two weeks after being saved.
This boys eyes tell a very sad story and my only comfort is that he was so dearly loved by so many, he was shown tremendous love and affection in his later days rather than starving to death in our cruel world.
I won’t let him die in vain, declawing him signed his death certificate. It needs to stop. No one on this earth can say their cat might not end up on the street, sometimes it’s completely beyond our control, cats can escape, maybe that’s what happened to Jean Claude? We will never know. But we do know that once he found himself on the streets, because he had been declawed, he was sure to suffer and starve.
Speak up for cats, spread the word, I want vets everywhere to stop this act, it’s not in the cats best interests at all, it’s pure selfishness. xxx
FROM: J.S. Facebook Post Dated 10/18/16